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Food storage is key to any survival plan. There is no getting around this one. You must have a plan and an understanding of how you are going to feed your family in the event of a disaster.
This plan should be diverse. Grow some fresh foods and enjoy them. That said, be sure you have shelf-stable foods that will last you and your family. This is a must. No food storage plan is complete if you are only counting on fresh foods.
They are all a flood or powerful windstorm away from being destroyed.
Let’s talk about the three core tenets of food storage.
Store What You Like
Never store food that you dont like to eat. It might be cheap, some other prepper might tell you that its what you need. Instead, focus on storing foods that you like to eat and know how to cook. It is so wild that people will fill a prepper pantry with foods they not only dont like but dont even know how to prepare!
From small cans to 5-gallon buckets of food fill them with what you like to eat and emergency food storage will be something to enjoy.
The second most important part of prepping is to keep it safe. You need to consider things like time, temperature and pests. Where you store food should be a consistent temperature that you would like to live in. It should be a place that you can inspect regularly.
To deal with pests remember that you can affect populations by taking away three things: food, water, and harborage or nesting materials.
Be sure that you rotate your food. If you buy new food and eat that first, your old food will just get older. That is such a reality of this thing.
If you follow these three rules it will make a huge difference in how prepared you are for disaster.